Homemade Stock/Broth Plus How to Can

Beef Broth Homemade

Some people might call me crazy for saving beef bones, chicken bones and vegetables.  You might ask what in the world do you do with all these bones and veggies that most people would throw away.  First I freeze them until there is enough to fill up two crock pots.

There is nothing like homemade stock or Broth.  Plus there is one less item that goes into the grocery cart.  Yes, I save money anyway possible.  Plus feeding my family healthy without any preservatives is always a win in my books.

I will give you the how to on making beef broth or stock.  The instructions are the same for making beef, chicken or vegetable stock or broth.

Place beef, chicken bones or vegetables in large stockpot or crock pot.
Add salt and pepper if using.  (I don’t it is up to you.)
Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar.  (This helps break down the bones.)
Cover with cold water and bring to a simmer or set crock pot on low and let it go over night.
Allow the stock to simmer 8 to 24 hours.  I let mine go over night.
Remove bones or vegetables and skim for impurities.
Place in refrigerator and let the fat harden.
Remove the fat.
Pour the stock into a large clean stockpot and bring to a boil.

You may pour the stock into freezer containers and freeze to use later.

I like to can mine in quart jars.  It frees up space in my freezer for more bones.

Canning Stock/Broth

Wash and sterilize your jars, rings and tops.

Once the stock has reached a full boil, ladle into jars..
Leave one inch head space.
Wipe the tops and side of the jars making sure they are clean.
Place lids and rings on jars.
Process pints for 20 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.  Quarts for 25 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.

Tips:  Veggies for stock I use are onions, carrots, celery, garlic etc.  Seasonings you might try using are dried thyme, rosemary, sage and fresh cracked black pepper.

Now go enjoy your homemade stock/broth in all your favorite recipes.  ENJOY!



93 thoughts on “Homemade Stock/Broth Plus How to Can

  1. This is a great guide!! I LOOOOOVE making bone broth but, sooo many times I’ve had a jar or two go bad because I haven’t gotten into canning yet. I think it’s time I finally go ahead and purchase the pressure cooker, it could really come in handy! Thanks for sharing <3

  2. Love this! I have a bunch of whole chickens and was getting ready to make them and stock soon. 8 hadn’t thought about skimming the fat. Thanks for the tip!

  3. I’ve never made my own broth before! I find myself throwing out vegetable odds and ends and I’m sure if I kept them, I’d have enough to make broth in no time.

  4. Am I the only one who has never made stock before? I’m a vegetarian so I’ll be using vegetables and I’ll have to experiment with which herbs taste best. This will be great to stop me using stock cube though – I don’t like how much salt even the ‘healthy’ ones contain. Thank you.

  5. I love the idea of making my own stock and keeping it canned. I always think of Barefoot Contessa saying I always use my own stock lol

  6. I love homemade broth! I never thought to freeze the bones/veggies until I have enough or add apple cider vinegar. Thanks for the tips!

  7. My mom is EXACTLY LIKE YOU!!! She would save bones and I would be so grossed out and then she would use them in stock for soup and it would taste so good that I was like, “ok ok, you’re not gross anymore”! But I love that you do this and that you come up with some delicious stock. I’m giving this link to my mom to see her take on it!

    Wish us (err…her really) luck!

  8. In theory I love this idea but in all practical moves hubby would think I was nuts if I collected bones! I think for now this will be on my bucket list. Thanks for posting on the celebrate blog link party.

    1. That is to bad, Hubby might think your nuts but beats wasting food and having to buy it in the store. We like knowing our food is fresh.

  9. What a great use of the bones and a money saving tip. I’m going to try this as I think it’s important to have broth that’s preservative free too. I’m visiting from #celebratingblogginglinkup. ?

  10. I have always wanted to make my own broth, but was so intimidated! This makes it look doable! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. I must try this! Normally I always buy broth from the store, but this sounds amazing. I think I can do this on my own.

  12. I really would love to make my own broth, but I don’t have much time and it’s so much easier to just buy it. But one day , I’m going to try it

  13. Great instructions! I’ve never made homemade broth before but now I can’t wait to try it. I’ve recently really gotten into cooking and making everything homemade.

  14. Making your own broth and canning it is more economical and of course, the flavor is tops! Thanks for sharing the procedure. I know this will be a lifesaver for a lot of moms out there too.

  15. I agree with you that homemade broth is absolutely the best broth that there is. I would have never thought to use the cider vinegar. I will have to try that out next time.

  16. Homemade broth and stocks are much better than the once in cans in the supermarket. Great that you were able to share on how you made your stocks. Useful for those avid cookers.

  17. I have made broth a few times and it has always turned out great. I should really do it more often!

  18. I always make my own stock. That is what my mom taught me and I still practice it until now. The flavor is just so nice because we get to choose what to put in our stock. Thank you for the reminder

  19. I learned to make veggie broth about a year ago, and haven’t looked back! It’s so much better than the stuff in the box/can. I haven’t tackled chicken or beef, but those are next on the list.

  20. I am definitely going to try this. We have to watch our sodium intake and this is the perfect way to do it. I’ve been wanting to try this and now I know how. Thank you!

  21. If I had to choose, it would always be homemade broth. It gives me the liberty to use whatever ingredients I want to season it and I can also control the salt content. Thanks for the tips on how to can them too. This will be my weekend project! 🙂

  22. We do this too and it makes things so much easier when cooking to already have it on hand! It’s so much easier and tasty

  23. For some reason I can never get stock right and now I think it’s because I’m not letting it cook long enough. Great tips – I think I’ll give it a try in my crock pot.

  24. Making my own stock is something I love to do. I can then control what goes into it and it always tastes great!

  25. I LOVE homemade stock. It is so good. I keep veggie scraps from my meal prep throughout the week and throw those in as well!

  26. I am so gonna donthis, I am like you I saved bones to create my own broth . Then after making my broth I just put it in the freezer.

  27. I make my own beef stock too and freeze it for later use. I love doing it that way than buying canned ones. I can adjust the salt and pepper and season it the way I want it to be. I will try canning next time. Thanks for sharing the process.

  28. Oh what a great recipe idea! Especially for this time of year – so awesome! I’ve never made my own stock! Now is the time to try! 😉

  29. Yes!!! LOVE homemade broth!! I save all my veggie scraps for broth too! And I add it to all kinds of stuff! Making rice with homemade broth instead of water makes the rice taste 1000000 times better! Plus I don’t add any salt or sodium to my broth like store bought!

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